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Interview with Donald Martin Stewart
Title : Interview with Donald Martin Stewart Interview with Donald Martin Stewart
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Creator : Stewart, Donald Martin, 1945-
Source : South Australians at War Oral History Project, OH 644/1
Date of creation : 2002
Additional Creator : Linn, Rob
Format : Oral History
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Donald Martin (Don) Stewart was born in Adelaide South Australia in 1945. Don was called up in the National Service Scheme ballot in 1965. He completed his initial training at the Recruit Training Battalion, Keswick Barracks, and was later selected for the newly established Officer Training Unit, Sydney. Following service in Malaysia and Borneo as a conscript, Don decided to enlist with the regular army. Don served in the Vietnam War in 1968, and in 1984 he served with a peace-keeping force (the Multinational Force and Observers force) in the Sinai.

Don speaks of his service in Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo and the Sinai; community attitudes to Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War; and of his service with the Legacy Club of Adelaide.

Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :

Avery, Brian. Our secret war : the 4th Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment : defending Malaysia against Indonesian confrontation, 1965-1967, McCrae, Vic. : Slouch Hat Publications, 2001

Dennis, Peter and Grey, Jeffrey. Emergency and confrontation: Australian military operations in Malaya & Borneo 1950-66, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, 1996

Smith, Neil. Nothing short of war: with the Australian Army in Borneo 1962-66, Brighton, Vic: Mostly Unsung Military History Research and Publications, 1999

Subritzky, John. Confronting Sukarno : British, American, Australian and New Zealand diplomacy in the Malaysian-Indonesian confrontation, 1961-5, Basingstoke : Macmillan, 2000

Internet links :

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History & Battles: History Index: Indonesian Confrontation 1964-65

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]: See: The Great Search Stories: South East Asia 1950-1966

Australian War Memorial See: Australians at War: Australian Military History Overview: Confrontation in Indonesia 1964-1966

Sea Power Centre - Australia: See: History: Feature Articles: Indonesian Confrontation



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